Editor's Choice - Our Favorite YCTECH Aquarium Water Changers

1. YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Clea...

User Ratings: 41 15

YCTECH First Impressions

"Very high quality."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. I wish i had bought this the first time. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Cleaner | Sludge Extractor | Water Changer | Sand Washing | Dirt Suction
  • Application: This aquarium electric gravel sand washer is suitable for daily fish tank cleaning or water change maintenance,Suit for freshwater and seawater. Easy To Install And Use
  • Cleaning mode: sand washing mode and suction mode, this sand washing device can effectively clean the sand at the bottom of the fish tank or suck away the excess dirt at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • Water change mode: When using the water change mode, please install the water pipe at the package to easily change the water.
  • Power is 6W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 92 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue.
  • With Flexible Structure: You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium,water low level can reach 1.97In - 3.94In.it is also equip with soft water hose, it is more easy to empoty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
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YCTECH Final Thoughts

"This was perfect."

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

Overall Score
3.6


(207 Points)

2. Pond Salt, 2 kg / 4.4 lbs

Water Garden Oasis 2228 First Impressions

"Exactly what I needed!"

This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. This is definitely a better tool overall. Thank you for making my job easier. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless.

  • Pond Salt, 2 kg / 4.4 lbs
  • Enhances vitality of Koi and goldfish
  • A chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the native ionic environment of Goldfish And koi
  • Will not adversely affect pond plants when used at recommended dosage
  • Useful for temporarily reducing nitrite toxicity in emergency situations; does not impact pH
  • 1 kilogram treats between 50 to 500 US gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.94 x 4.94 x 4.62 inches; 4.63 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Water Garden Oasis 2228
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Water Garden Oasis 2228 Final Thoughts

"This works really well."

I haven't tried all the function tools this kit provided. It's really a super super great tool. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Maybe this will make me not put them off now. If used in a deeper tanks, the shower effect will all be underwater. It doesn't try to eat the rocks like the triangular head does. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME!

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

3. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,M...

User Ratings: 62

AQQA First Impressions

"YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM."

It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions. Thank you for making my job easier. I was using a regular siphon gravel cleaner and it was painstaking.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,Multifunction Wash Sand Suck The Stool Filter 110V/20W 320GPH
  • 【Multifuncation Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The main function is ①automatic changer water ②sand washer ③debris cleaning ④water filter ⑤water shower ⑥water cycle,With this product,make your fish tank cleaning activities are time-saving and efficient.
  • 【Complete Accessories, High Quality】①360° Brush Head,can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank ②45 ° Corner Suction Inlet,Used to clean fine sand ③Duckbill Suction Inlet with spatula,Used to absorb debris and feces at the bottom of the fish tank. If can’t suck it up, you can use a Plastic spatula ④360 ° Water Intake Strainer with suction cups,used change water, add water ⑤Gravel Washer with filter sponge,used wash sand ⑥Water Shower with Filter Bag,used turtle showering and filter
  • 【Extendable Handle Suitable For All Fish Tanks】The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches,just turn on the switch at the junction of the pipe to extend the pipe.suitable for various sizes of fish tanks,never worry about your hands being not long enough and the fish tank is too high.External switch for easy operation,Please note that the switch is not waterproof, please stay away from water.
  • 【Upgrade Electric Water Changer, Cleaning is Easier】Electric Water pump provides powerful power,rapid change water,effectively clean up impurities in the fish tank.The incident that made you clean the fish tank is no longer so hard.The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.Equipped ceramic shaft,Very quiet operation.
  • 【Fast And Convenient Installation And Disassembly】The assembly is very simple, you can assemble in order, without any other tools,can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs.When you don't need to use it, it can be disassembled and stored without taking up space.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"I will try again."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

4. LiquaGen - Upgrade Deionization Add On Converter Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems

LiquaGen 617629987010 First Impressions

"Ouch, lol."

This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice!

  • LiquaGen - Upgrade Deionization Add On Converter Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • This package includes:
  • 1 Clear filter housing
  • 1 L style bracket,1 10 inch mix bed DI Cartridge REFILLABLE WITH COLOR INDICATOR RESIN. 2 QUICK CONNECT ELBOW 1/4"
  • 8 FEET OF FOOD GRADE TUBING 1/4"
  • Manufacture: LiquaGen Water technology
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LiquaGen 617629987010
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LiquaGen 617629987010 Final Thoughts

"It was easy to assemble."

Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Best fish maintenance product I have purchased. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. uxcell Aquarium Clean Vacuum Water Change Gravel Fish Tank Siphon Pump Filter 2.1m

User Ratings: 47 36

uxcell a15102600ux0365 First Impressions

"Nothing bad to say."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. It's really a super super great tool. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

  • uxcell Aquarium Clean Vacuum Water Change Gravel Fish Tank Siphon Pump Filter 2.1m
  • Color: Blue, White; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Total Size: Length:2.1M/7Ft; Material: Plastic,PVC; Hand-actuate Pump Dia.: 60mm/2.4"
  • Product Name: Aquarium Cleaning Pump; Net Weight: 143g;Water Intake Part Diameter: 45mm/1.8"
  • Hose Diameter: 16mm/0.6"; Outlet Diameter: 10mm/0.4"
  • Easy to use this pump, ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 82.68 x 2.36 x 2.36 inches; 5.04 Ounces
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uxcell a15102600ux0365 Final Thoughts

"Works perfectly!"

It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

Overall Score
3.0


(14 Points)

6. LANDUM Instant Strong Glue Tube Aquarium Fish Tank Coral Moss Rock Landscape Fast Fixer

User Ratings: 40 6

LANDUM First Impressions

"Marvelous."

I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. Love the item and recommend this seller! Love the item and recommend this seller! I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. It was easy to use and really did the job! I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water.

  • LANDUM Instant Strong Glue Tube Aquarium Fish Tank Coral Moss Rock Landscape Fast Fixer
  • Glue
  • ㊥Size: 10cm(3.94in)
  • ㊥Safe Material: Made of high quality Glue, non-toxic, environmentally friendly products, safe
  • ㊥Strong Glue: Colorless transparent liquid, strong sticky, and becomes colorless, hard
  • ㊥Perfect Product: Strong adhesion, can also be applied to the bonding metal, most of the plastic, and rubber, toys, etc
  • ㊥Suitable: Excellent for artificial decoration, coral frags, wood, leather, metal, plastic, etc
  • Manufacture: LANDUM
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LANDUM Final Thoughts

"Great hose."

My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. I opted for a gift card and I will have to find another way to make this thing.

Overall Score
3.6


(17 Points)

7. oenbopo Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Filter Manual Siphon Tube Fish Tank Cleaning...

oenbopo 1295780-0915-AM82-9021 First Impressions

"No biggie."

This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. It's really a super super great tool. But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow.

  • oenbopo Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Filter Manual Siphon Tube Fish Tank Cleaning Tool
  • To change water, clean up small gravel and remove excrement at ease.
  • Special tube head design makes it easy to change the water at the aquarium manually.
  • Supplied with long suction pipe, you can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium.
  • The soft long pipe is made of PVC, eco-friendly, non-toxic and flexible. Suitable for small sized aquarium.
  • Put the tube head immersed into the water, move up and down to produce pressure in the tube, then the water will automatically flow through the pipe due to the siphon effect.
  • Manufacture: oenbopo
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 8.27 x 1.18 inches; 3.17 Ounces
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oenbopo 1295780-0915-AM82-9021 Final Thoughts

"It cleans itself!"

Love the item and recommend this seller! It's really a super super great tool. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. And suddenly it began running again! Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer

User Ratings: 37 31

WAGA First Impressions

"It's so easy."

I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

  • Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer
  • 1. Put water changer in the fish tank on the other end of the water outlet in the bucket.
  • 2. Open the tap (without the tap can be omitted this step).
  • 3. Extruded lightly the gas chamber and adjust the inlet position to the water intake in time.
  • 4. Remove the characteristics of the feces or sundries in the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: WAGA
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WAGA Final Thoughts

"So worth the money."

You can't get a better product for such a decent price! Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
3.5


(3 Points)

9. Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Wate...

Fortune-star First Impressions

"Wish were a tad longer."

Love the item and recommend this seller! I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon!

  • Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Water Changer Cleaning Pump with Air-Pressing Button
  • 【Novel Design】The handle is specially designed for easy pressing, and the comfortable grip makes it easy to press down without effort. The working principle of the water changer is gravity, does not require electricity, and absolutely safe. This sand cleaner is quiet when it works, but the electric fish tank water changer makes noise when it works.
  • 【Multifunction】Fortune-Star Filter Gravel Cleaner suit of all your requirements for fish tank.Can be used to rake gravel(Level the ground); Sand and gravel cleaning(clear away the powder particles); Fecal absorption( clean fish feces); Quick changing the water (stronger suction to easily change the water).The aquarium has always been kept clean and beautiful.
  • 【Easy operation】accessories: 1 * Air pressure control mechanism (with a fixed valve); 2 * Lengthened air inlet pipe; 1 * Extension pipe connector; 1 * Water outlet hose (the water pipe can be cut off as needed); 1 *Water flow clamp (easy to adjust the water flow); easy to use: if you don't know how to use it, please refer to the instruction manual, connect the device, and press the air pressure button until the water flows out steadily,then wait for it to complete its work by itself
  • 【Scope of application】Fortune Star Aquarium gravel cleaning fish tank kit is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. There are two lengthened inlet pipes and an 82-inch long outlet pipe, which can be adjusted to the appropriate length according to the size of your aquarium, and the water changer will not affect the fish during use.
  • 【After-sales service 】We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner kit, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Clean the aquarium regularly to provide a healthy and clean living environment for underwater friends.
  • Put the water inlet pipe into the aquarium, press the air pressure button until there is a steady flow of water, the next thing to do is to wait.
  • Connect the white inlet pipe to the port wiht the filter.
  • Manufacture: Fortune-star
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Fortune-star Final Thoughts

"It works well."

The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! It's really a super super great tool. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. Love the item and recommend this seller! This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. Pond Stability, 500 mL / 17 fl. oz.

User Ratings: 51

Water Garden Oasis 2123 First Impressions

"Love everything about it!"

I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! You won't go wrong with this product. My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. It doesn't try to eat the rocks like the triangular head does. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement.

  • Pond Stability, 500 mL / 17 fl. oz.
  • New pond stabilization system; rapid and safe establishment of BioFilter; prevents and reduces sludge
  • Rapidly and safely establishes the pond BioFilter in new ponds, thereby preventing fish deaths due to incomplete BioFilter cycling
  • Formulated specifically for the POD and contains a synergistic blend of aerobic and facultative bacteria that facilitate the breakdown of waste
  • Non sulfur fixing bacteria that will not produce hydrogen sulfide; controls ammonia, Nitrite and nitrate
  • 1 liter treats 445 US gallons in new ponds; 1 liter treats 4200 US gallons in established ponds
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.44 x 2.44 x 7.62 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Water Garden Oasis 2123
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Water Garden Oasis 2123 Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed!"

I found that it's difficult to use. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

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